Bathroom Hand Dryers vs. Paper Towels: What You Need to Know
Some debates seem to go on forever. How many times have you heard people disagree over issues like these?
- Mac vs. PC
- Republican vs. Democrat
- Bathroom hand dryers vs. paper towels
Some of these disputes may indeed go on for the rest of time. Thankfully, though, one has been laid to rest. A number of recent studies prove that bathroom hand dryers beat paper towels when it comes to savings, hygiene, and environmental benefits.
Groundbreaking Research at Major University
Students at the University at Buffalo in New York State made news a few months ago when they decided to see how the hand dryers in their restroom stacked up against paper towels. Guided by professors from the school of engineering, they judged each method by a strict set of criteria. The results were clear:
- The dryers cost the school a mere $28 a year to operate, as opposed to more than $900 spent on paper towels.
- The bathroom hand dryers were virtually germ-free, compared to the school's paper towel dispensers, which were swarming with bacteria from the hands of users.
- The dryers produced 42% less carbon dioxide (a major greenhouse gas) than the paper towels, when the manufacturing and usage costs of each product were factored in.
The study made waves among experts in the fields of hygiene and environmental protection, confirming what we here at Allied have known for a long time: that bathroom hand dryers are by far the better choice. That’s good news for you too, since hand dryers are an affordable, effective way to save on your operating costs while doing something positive for both your employees and the planet. So browse our selection of quality hand dryers, and place your order today either online or by calling us at 1-800-535-4393. You’ll be glad you did.